Costa Rica: Accredited companies facing application delays

Accredited companies that have filed or will file an initial Temporary Residence Permit, a change of employer or a change of condition application, should expect processing times of approximately 70 business days, instead of the usual 45 business days.

Costa Rica: Local identification card issuance subject to delays

Due to technical issues, foreign nationals seeking initial or renewed local identification cards (cédulas) should expect processing to take over a month after their cédula appointment, instead of the usual two weeks.

Foreign nationals should therefore carry their passport and processing receipt to use local services, and the approval notice of their respective category (e.g. Temporary or Permanent Residence, Stay Visa) if they travel. There is currently no estimate for the resolution of system issues.